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03.04.2020 | Institut for Fysik og Astronomi

COVID-19 closes the SONG telescope in Tenerife

The automated SONG telescope in Tenerife does not require on-site staff to conduct the observations of stars, yet the Corona virus has forced the leaders of the SONG project to shut down the observatory for at least two weeks.

03.04.2020 | Institut for Fysik og Astronomi

Gymnasieelever arbejder selvstændigt med topaktuel stjerneundersøgelse

En af nattehimlens mest kendte stjerner, Betelgeuse, falmer, og mens astronomer på hele kloden observerer stjernens udvikling, følger danske gymnasieelever med på sidelinjen. De sidder nemlig i første parket til nyeste viden fra astronomiens verden med undervisnings-iBogen Astronomi.

11.03.2020 | Institut for Fysik og Astronomi

The new SONG Spectrograph has arrived in Australia

On the 4th of March 2020 the new SONG spectrograph arrived at the Mt. Kent Observatory in Queensland, Australia. The spectrograph was build in the basement at IFA and will be used to analyse the light from stars collected through two telescopes at the observatory.

Another more recent galactic merger with NGC 2207 as the culprit. ESO photo

13.01.2020 | Studerende

Ancient Milky Way galactic merger timed by TESS observations of ν Indi

Paper in to-day's Nature Astronomy tells the story of an archeological dig into the past of our Milky Way

Another red giant and another exoplanet, but until we know more, they all look more or less the same. Illustration: ESA.

29.10.2019 | Medarbejdere, Offentligheden / Pressen, Studerende

TESS reveals an improbable planet

Using asteroseismology, a team led by an Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) researcher, studied two red-giant stars known to host exoplanets, and for one of them found a seemingly improbable planet. This is based on data from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), analysed using techniques developed at SAC, and…

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